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Suspension lifted for Maldives judge after two years

Hassan Saeed was suspended for calling two High Court judges “the most corrupt judges in the world.”



A top judge has been authorised to return to work after two years of suspension over alleged misconduct.

Hassan Saeed, chief judge of the family court, was suspended by the judicial watchdog after he accused High Court Judges Abdulla Didi and Shujau Usman of being the “most corrupt judges in the world.”

The Judicial Services Commission’s director told local media on Wednesday that the oversight body has decided not to continue the investigation into the remarks. 

The civil court previously rejected Hassan Saeed’s request to lift his suspension pending the outcome of the investigation.

Didi and Usman had been under fire over the sentencing of former president Mohamed Nasheed and former defence minister Mohamed Nazim in March 2015.

Both were on the three-judge bench of the criminal court that handed down the controversial verdicts. They were promoted to the High Court in June that year.

Didi was appointed to the Supreme Court in June this year.